27 July 2008
Blessed are the poor...
I don't usually comment on news items but, being a Houston gal myself, I struggle and am greatly annoyed with this guy. First of all, his religion is himself (it's HIS church if you read the name on the building - don't see Jesus name anywhere on there.) And now he says GOD wants him to be prosperous?? His lavish lifestyle, his limo trip after services to take his family to the Hannah Montana concert in Houston (which was a whole 'nuther flap due to supposedly few fans getting tickets and the majority going to select people), his wife's rudeness to airline staff on a recent flight...how can this POSSIBLY equate to the humble servant who gives up all to spread the gospel told over and over and over again in the New Testament?? AND, on his "tours", you PAY a ticket fee $25-30 I see) to hear him! The audacity blows my mind.
Methinks we don't know the same Jesus.
He reads like a Sears commercial - come see the softer side of God! Let me help you FEEL GOOD about your situation - without any change, repentance, true understanding...
"I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears (lit., "itched as to the hearing") they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry." (2 Timothy 4:1-5)